All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Έστι δ’ η γνώμη απόφανσις περί των καθόλου και περί όσων αι πράξεις εισί, και αιρετά ή φευκτά εστι προς το πράττειν
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.